Saving the Sabbath

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Registered: 05-26-2005
Saving the Sabbath
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Sun, 05-31-2009 - 7:35am

For those of you who know how adamant I can be about "observing the Sabbath" and keeping Sunday as a family day, this article was on the front page of this morning's paper. (nice to see good news for a change in the paper!). The focus of the article happened to be kids' sports on Sundays. Still, a very good article.


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Registered: 04-02-2009
Sun, 05-31-2009 - 12:08pm

We have lost Sunday as a family day...... church is a must; we almost always go first thing on Sunday morning (occassionally on Sat evening).....


but our parish has all their youth groups on Sunday... my kids are homeschooled and this is their one chance to

Renee


Wife to Scott


Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Registered: 04-03-2009
Sun, 05-31-2009 - 3:57pm
Any sports teams that play for our Catholic Diocese can not start on Sundays until 1 pm.
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Registered: 03-28-2003
Sun, 05-31-2009 - 10:52pm

Well Ruth, I saw your post earlier, but didn't have time to read it because I had a soccer game to go to!


That's not entirely true -- I also had to make cookies for a school function, take the kids to a park, clean the living room, and bring my son to a play date.

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Registered: 06-11-2007
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 2:08am
Intrusion on family/home time is part of the reason why my kids really don't do any activities. In some ways I feel guilty about not getting them into some sort of sport or activity, but quite honestly with 3 kids I'd be shuttling them incessantly. It would make me cranky and nobody needs that. The kids are in religious ed classes (except the ds15 - but that's another story), and I am willing to allow them one other activity. However, my rule is that the activity can not intrude on religious ed or prevent/impede us from attending Mass. My dh isn't always available to pitch in, so if I can't commit to it, I don't let the kids get into it. I have my limits and have to work within them.
But it does drive me nuts that so many other things have crept into Sundays. I can deal with youth group or parish activities on Sundays since it's church-related. Several of the youth group parents convene together while the kids are at the meeting, so there is additional opportunity for fellowship. My parish friends are like family to me so that line is a tad blurred in my case.
~Trish

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~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Registered: 05-26-2005
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 9:39am

And I did want to clarify that I'm not against any kind of sports or other activities on Sundays as long as first of all they don't interfere with church attendance and second of all, that whatever Sunday afternoon

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 10:21am

Honestly,I'm waiting for the year extra-curriculars will interfere with Sunday mass because so far,it hasn't.

 


 


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Registered: 04-02-2009
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 9:53pm
We never had a conflict with sports activities when the children were growing up, but it may be because we are in the south because Wednesday night also was a no-activity night because of church finctions.

Roz

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Mon, 06-01-2009 - 11:15pm
TFS, Ruth. Sundays are family days around here too. We always have breakfast with my side of the family. We visit with the IL side. We'll hang out at home or go do something together. Sundays are our days together, and I like it that way. :)







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Registered: 08-17-2005
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 11:19am

It seems like around here that most school sports do NOT play on Sunday but I notice soccer leagues tend to schedule games on Sunday.

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Registered: 04-01-2003
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 12:19pm

Sunday is the our Sabbath and we treat it as such.